Category Archives: Discouragement

Downhill Climb Days 91-93: When Life Gets Hectic

 These are the days that a fitness effort suffers. Long work days, a daughter’s wedding, stressful times for my wife and me. The past two days I have worked 18 hours each day. Fortunately, the weight gain from the past week has not changed, thank goodness.   The next few days will remain busy….gonna be challenging.

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Downhill Climb Days 87-90: What’s Up?

This past week has been a challenging one for me. A few stressful moments and a lot of things going on for both my wife and me. This made things tough! Early in the week I focused on juicing and salads at lunch and got in a couple of good walks as well, including a […]

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Fitness Challenge Days 76-78: Those dangerous D words – Obstacles to Success

I want to preface this post with a couple of important comments. First of all, the subject matter in this post is very serious and can have a profound impact on the success of a weight-loss or health management program. Secondly, I want to make it perfectly clear that I am not seeking pity or […]

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Fitness Challenge Day 64: A Chat with Dr. Esselstyn

Yesterday I voiced my dilemma concerning my blood pressure meds and my frustration with the pain.  In my efforts to find a solution, I made my way to the website of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a world renown specialist in the prevention of heart disease and a New York Times Best Selling author of the book […]

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Fitness Challenge Day 62: A New Milestone – Under 420!!

I hopped on the scale this morning and, for the first time in ages, I now am under the 420 pound mark.  I weighed in at 419.8 this morning, which means I have lost 30.2 pounds since April 1.  To me that is a HUGE milestone. What’s more, is that last Tuesday, after returning from […]

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